We’re Going to MADRID & Love Yarn Festival!

AffiKNITy Madrid – Registration is OPEN


Mark your calendars for February 13 – 20, 2025! Join us for an unforgettable journey, blending the art of knitting with the vibrant beauty of Spain.

So Much More Than a Knitting Retreat

AffiKNITy Madrid is an exclusive 7-night knitting experience that offers an amazing opportunity to explore and knit in charming and vibrant Madrid – a center for arts and culture, culinary delights, and a love of knitting! Enjoy 7 nights at the fabulous Only You Boutique Hotel with your experienced English and Spanish speaking guide. As well as the fabulous Love Yarn Madrid Festival!

Picture this: Wine tasting, exploring Madrid, Don Quixote Adventure including the famous Windmills, Belmonte Castle and Museo Casa Dulcinea del Toboso, a morning in Toledo, visiting the world famous El Rastro Market, Flamenco show, a Tapas cooking class and MORE!

*For those who want to wait for AffiKNITy to return to the US, please note that our next US event will be in April of 2025!


IMPORTANT: If you are traveling with someone, you’ll need to give their name and email in your application. I will email them their registration link. BOTH people have to register. 


Itinerary Highlights:

CLICK HERE for detailed itinerary, including suggested itinerary fun for non-knitting companions (scroll to the bottom)!

We are staying 7 nights at the luxury Only You Boutique Hotel

Day 1 – Welcome to Madrid:

  • Arrive at the hotel and explore Madrid
  • Visit Miss Kits yarn shop
  • Welcome dinner with fellow travelers

Welcome Brunch & Dinner Included

Day 2 – Madrid Love Yarn Festival, day 1:

  • Attend the amazing Love Yarn Festival.
  • Each attendee gets to pick out one class (on day 2 or 3)
  • Meet in the evening for cocktails and dinner

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 3 – Madrid Love Yarn Festival, day 2:

  • Enjoy your second full day at the festival—shop or take a class!
  • Relax and enjoy exploring

 Breakfast Included

Day 4 – El Rastro and more!

  • If you want to visit one last time to the festival, this is your chance
  • Explore the amazing El Rastro market
  • Visit the world famous Museo del Traje de Madrid (Costume Museum)

 Breakfast Included

Day 5 – Palace, Cathedral and TAPAS

  • Class with Patty!
  • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Explore La Almudena Cathedral
  • Hands-on Tapas-cooking (and eating) class

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 – WoolDreamers & Don Quixote

  • Guided tour of the yarn making at WoolDreamers (and a gift!)
  • Lunch, tour and wine tasting at Mont Reaga
  • Visit Museo-Casa Dulcinea Del Toboso
  • Marvel at the Castillo De Belmonte

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 7 – Toledo:

  • We will travel to the city of Toledo
  • Explore on your own and enjoy the winding medieval streets, visit the Gothic Cathedral, museum and fortress.
  • Then we return to Madrid

Breakfast Included

Day 7 (cont) – Our Final Spanish Evening!

  • Farewell dinner
  • Corral de La Moreria Flamenco Show

Farewell Dinner & Show Included

Day 8 – We say Goodbye . . . or until next time

  • Will it be Ireland, the Shetland Islands, Scotland?! Who knows?!

* Not a knitter but want to join the fun? No worries—this retreat is open to everyone! We’ve got some recommended plans for non-knitters, allowing you to explore on your own (see the last page of full itinerary here). 

Included in this Tour:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure (Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport)
  • Luxury transport with an experienced English-speaking driver
  • Accredited English-speaking guide
  • 7 Nights luxury accommodation at Only You Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Brunch
  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Flamenco Show
  • Exclusive Tapas class with drinks and dining
  • Don Quixote Adventure including the famous Windmills, Belmonte Castle and Museo Casa Dulcinea
  • del Toboso
  • Exclusive Mont Reaga Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Yarn store visits
  • Morning in Toledo
  • Visit to El Rastro Market
  • Entry into the following: La Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace of Madrid, Museo de Traje, Museo Casa
  • Dulcinea del Toboso, Belmonte Castle

Workshops & Knitting/ Fibre-Related Activities Included in This Tour:

  • Patty Lyons Knitting Workshop
  • Entrance to Love Yarn Madrid knitting festival and access to all social and market places
  • 1 workshop at Love Yarn Madrid chosen by you
  • Shuttle Service to and from the Love Yarn Festival
  • Wooldreamers Artisan Yarn Makers exclusive tour
  • Fun at local yarn stores!

In addition to all the other knitting fun, Patty will be presenting an exclusive retreat pattern that we can all work on during our trip!

(Wool and pattern are included the workshop with Patty; just bring your own needles. Sizes will be advised prior to travel.)


13 – 20 February 2025
€4,885.00 per person sharing (single + €1540.00) 200 discount for non-knitters

NOTE: retreat will be charged in the currency of your country.

Optional, pre- and post-tour packages:

Pre-Tour Arrangements (Optional/Additional)

1 x Pre-Nights at Only You Boutique Hotel (subject to availability)

Per person sharing in a Twin/ Double room – Euro 213.00

Supplement if single room is required – Euro 183.00

Not included in this tour:

  • Travel to and from Madrid
  • Items of a personal nature such as wines, drinks, phone calls, etc.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities


Important Notes:

  • Please refrain from purchasing flights or other travel until the tour is confirmed!
  • For those looking for a roommate, we will have a thread set up on our Ravelry group and Facebook group.


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